Usher Hall, Edinburgh

The Yes campaign flexed its artistic arm at the Usher Hall on Sunday night as a star-studded line-up made its voice heard in the push for votes before Thursday's independence referendum.

Chart-topper Amy Macdonald was joined on stage by fellow musicians Franz Ferdinand, Frightened Rabbit, Mogwai, Eddi Reader, McIntosh Ross and Stanley Odd, who performed separate sets punctuated by campaign videos and words from hosts Ricky Ross and Elaine C Smith.

Given the number of #VoteYes badges and saltire flags in attendance, it could be argued that the speakers were preaching to the converted and the musicians were singing to the choir.

However, as the sell-out audience regularly raised the roof of the 100-year-old venue with chants of "yes, yes, yes", it was positive proof of the way in which this side of Scotland's cultural sector has, from the start of the campaign, provided a louder and more diverse home-grown presence than its Better Together opponents.

Indeed, few countries could boast an on-the-night playlist that skipped through Perfect, Caledonia, Wages Day, Mogwai Fear Satan, This Is The Life, Take Me Out and Swim Until You Can't See Land, before ending on a mass ensemble singalong to I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles).

Some of the participants had already been among the most vocal celebrity supporters of independence in recent months. Others, such as Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand and Amy Macdonald had kept a lower profile, but used this concert to add a little something to the momentum.

"I'm a man of few words," said Kapranos from the stage. "Tonight I'm a man of one word, and that word is 'yes'".

Macdonald was slightly more ambiguous. "People fight and die for this and all we have to do is put a little cross in a box, and that's amazing," she said. "Scotland - you know what to do."

As an event, however, it was as much party as political, and as far from the previous evening's Last Night Of The Proms as was possible.